It was hard to know what to expect coming into this year’s edition of the Bayou Bucket. All of the athletic department’s talk of an offseason turnaround was well and good, but after a narrow victory over an FCS school in the season opener, there was some question as to whether the Owls’ “Intellectual Brutality” mantra was, well, brutal enough.
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Despite a Saturday setback, it was a mostly successful season-opening weekend at the Red Raider Classic for Rice’s volleyball team.
Men’s Cross CountryThis year, Rice’s men’s cross country team will look to build upon last season’s solid showing that saw them finish third at the Conference-USA Championships and seventh at NCAA South Central Regionals.
In its final regular-season tournament this year, the Rice golf team won its first title of the season, holding off second-place Lipscomb University by five strokes at the Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate in Nashville, Tenn.
Four-time All-American. Six-time Conference USA champion. Rice record-holder in the heptathlon and C-USA record-holder in both the decathlon and heptathlon. Scott Filip’s accomplishments alone could fill up an entire resume.
Rice started the season on a tear, recording a 17-3 record through its first 20 games for the best start in program history. But since the second week of February, the team has posted just three wins against five losses, all at the hands of conference rivals.
“Having a team that believes in me and is working with me every day [has] been amazing,” Cashaw said. “[Head coach Scott Pera] lets me be a vocal leader, stay on the young guys and ultimately grow as a team.”
Moments away from registering its first winning streak of the year, Rice’s men’s basketball team saw its hopes dashed on a heart-breaking, buzzer-beating heave by Florida Atlantic University’s Justin Massey.
She’s helped lead the Owls to a 14-3 start, their best in over a decade, and leads the team in scoring, rebounds and steals, with her performance in each of the three categories placing her among the top five in Conference USA.
Former Rice football player Sam McGuffie (Class of 2013) was named to the 2018 U.S. Olympic men’s bobsled team on Monday. He will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Former Rice running back Trevor Cobb was selected for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame on Monday as part of the 2018 Hall of Fame Class.
It’s been a successful start to the season for Rice University women’s basketball. A year after winning the Women’s Basketball Invitational and notching 22 wins, second-highest in program history, the Owls have shown no signs of letting up in a 12-2 start this year.
On March 25, Scott Pera was introduced as the new head coach, the first step in making the Owls’ future a more tangible reality.
In the program’s 17-year history, Rice Soccer had never won the Conference USA regular season championship. But this year, it finally reached the top.
Just when it seemed like its winning streak was over, Rice’s volleyball team fought back for the ultimate comeback victory. Sunday’s five-set thriller against the University of Alabama at Birmingham saw Rice respond to an 0-2 deficit by reeling off three straight set victories to secure a 3-2 win.
It had been over three years since a Rice soccer player had last scored a hat trick when senior forward Nia Stallings’ third goal of the night soared past the outstretched arms of the University of Houston goalkeeper.